“Shapes distorted, dissected by the wind only to be reassembled into abstract designs, a beautiful illusionary canvas, ever moving.” – Christine Matthai.
As in any form of art, the artist is always looking for a new creative twist, something that will bring a new dimension to their piece. In photography it is no different. Reflective photography for me gifts a photographer with so many new possibilities. Capturing a reflective image in itself provides a challenge as there are numerous elements that need to come together to capture that perfect moment, especially in wildlife photography as your subjects have a mind of their own and getting them to the right place at the right time is often no easy task. But reflection for me offers us so much more than just a challenge. It allows our mind to wonder and to see an image in a unique way, adding depth and interest. Reflections are just one way of the ever changing shapes that so beautifully epitomises this incredible place in which we live, always transforming, never the same and so apparent now as winter ends and summer springs to life.
To photograph reflections is always high up on my list but as I have mentioned, it is definitely no easy task. I have put together a collection of some of my favourites as well as some taken by fellow guides and good friends…
Written by: Trevor McCall-Peat
Photography: Trevor McCall-Peat, Andrea Campbell, Mike Sutherland, Simon Smit.
Filed under Photography Wildlife
Hi Trevor – what a great image of the rhino. It could almost be a painting. Thanks for sharing!
Love them all but like Ryan, the image of the rhino stands out! Beautiful.
Fantastic photos Trevor, I loved them all!!
Amazing images. Love Camp pan. Zebra is awesome.
Wow, as has been said, the rhino reflection is amazing, surreal. The zebras and Tsalalas are pretty great also. The tree was like something out of a dream.
all amazing pics in their own way